Tuesday, March 31, 2009

We Held Hopeful Hands



Monday March 30th, 2009













Hi guys!!! Thanks for all your kind words of encouragement for Team Baby! You are all official members of the team and were with us yesterday...

There seems to be a whole lot of people hoping & helping our dreams come true.

There is of course the awesomely courageous R (applause), Dr. Garfield (I mean Dr. L), the favourite technician who made sure she came in to help with the transfer, my mom & SIL who went into her church to beg, plead & light candles, the lawyers who worked their butts off to get everything done, Duck who has helped me personally with my new role of IM, all of the people on R's side of the team who are helping her be on bedrest (cleaning, cooking, taking care of her cats, you name it!) and you & all the other people who tell me that we are in their thoughts & prayers...

I have a sense that we are a village, and boy, it seems to take a village for us...

Yesterday, after an excruciating wait (kayjay, Dr. L was about an hour late!!) for R's very full blatter (she had to do the tough task of a half-cup-pee 3 times!!!!!!) we ushered ourselves into the transfer room. It was a packed room indeed! We (G&R&I) held hopeful hands as we saw the picture of our three (they all woke up!!) gorgeous embryos. For some reason, they all looked stunning to us, if we do say so ourselves! We all welled up as we saw them go into R's safe and cozy womb. Cheers and tears all around.

After a 'pit stop' for R's first, hopefully of many, cravings- a charcoal pit burger at the, ummm, well 'Charcoal Pit Burger', we dropped her off to put her feet up and enjoy being PUPO.


It took all of about 5 mins for G & me to pass out when we got home. He, yet again, showed his quiet strength today- all the emotions that go along with what we have gone through and he is still 'in it to win it', and by my (now, with R, OUR) side. I want to see his faith lead him to a
big ol smile one day soon.

We are hopeful, overwhelmed, realistic (that has come unfortunately over the years), grateful, excited and exhausted.

Nestle in little ones. You are safe, longed for and loved- by a whole village.

21 comments:

  1. I was wondering how everything went yesterday and I am so happy all your embryos made it to transfer!! Yes, Dr. L can be VERY late but I didn't want to freak you out as he has been on time sometimes so the most important thing is to get the u/s tech to check your bladder and keep emptying as you need to (and stop drinking water too!). I hope and pray that they nestle in for a good 9 months and that your dream finally comes true. HUGS!! I'm so happy for you and truly hope for good news!!!

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  2. I'm happy things went so well! Nestle in little embies!

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  3. I am so happy the transfer went well. Your post was so full of joy! I hope R gets plenty of rest, protein, antioxidents, and pampering. YAY! I am just so excited for all of you. I love the pictures.

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  4. Bury in little stunning embies! Sending you buckets of babydust! Your post brought me back to our transfer.

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  5. Awe, it sure can take a village, and it's nice you got one. Sending R tons of sticky vibes and you guys happy news in just 7 days!

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  6. I am hopeful for you too!! Lots of sticky thoughts in R's direction!! Sounds like it was a beautiful day to make a baby(s) :)

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  7. I'm so glad all went well. Stick stick stick embies! Good luck to all of you!

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  8. I am praying those embies snuggle in tight! What great pictures:-) I am so happy it went smoothly...and R is awesome!

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  9. Sounds like everything went beautifully! Snuggle in little ones-you are very loved already!!

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  10. I am so happy for all of y'all. I hope those little embies get nice and cozy in their new home for the next nine months. Please know that I am thinking and praying for both you and R!!!

    As the previous comment says - those little embies are so loved and they are so fortunate!!

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  11. Thank you for allowing us to share this experience with you. You continue to be in my thoughts.

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  12. WAs thinking of all of you yesterday, am here when you need me.

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  13. sticky stickieness!! what a great transfer story. it is amazing how many people we all need to make one a reality.

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  14. Stick and grow, embies, stick and grow!!

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  15. Wow, I can't believe I missed your last post until now!! This happened so fast it seems (although I'm sure not on your end).

    I'm so glad it all went so well and hope that your embies are growing and finding a place to stick for the long haul.

    So happy for you!

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  16. re: your comment.

    I have always completely felt that babies would not be born in my house. :) we are happy to be listing too!

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  17. Such a beautiful post. What a huge day you had on Monday, and incredible to think that R and your embies are already 5dpt on Sat. It sure takes a village to get to the 2ww! Your baby or babies will have the most incredible story to tell as adults about how much they were loved from day 1, and how much you sacrificed for them.

    I hope both of us get very good news soon. Thanks for dropping in on me during the 2ww. Your support means the world to me, especially since you're going through so much yourself. Sending you and R lots of positive vibes!

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  18. Sorry I am late to the post! Congrats on a successful transfer. The pics are great - thanks for sharing :)

    What a beautiful gift R has given you...hoping this is the happy ending you have been waiting for!

    HUGS

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  19. Thanks for the note - nice to meet you! What a journey you have been on. It's just amazing how you met your surrogate. Aren't those embies just beautiful? My hubbie and I had the same reaction. Sending very sticky vibes your way :-)

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  20. Hope that your 2ww is going well and cannot wait to share your joy soon!

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